Are film critics irrelevant? | The Tylt
Fans are upset with some film critics for pouring cold water over "Deadpool 2," prompting some to debate the necessity of the profession altogether. Due to the rise of social media, the relevance of professional film criticism has been under fire for a while. Social platforms give everyday people the ability to share their own opinions, and sites like Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic also exist to inform moviegoers. But some argue film critics analyze a movie through a different lens and have the ability to bring attention to smaller films. Do we still need film critics?
Are film critics irrelevant?
Those Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic numbers? Those are based on a majority white male perspective and neither site seems keen on helping critics get on their site to provide more representation. More women and more POC in film criticism PLEASE. We desperately need your voice.— Kａiｔlyn Βоｏｔｈ (@katiesmovies) May 15, 2018
Cant always listen to movie critics Deadpool was funny af— Trill Trayy (@Trill_Trayy) May 18, 2018